GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI
HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT
9th LEVEL, A-WING, DELHI SECRETARIAT, IP ESTATE, NEW DELHI – 110 002
Ph: 011-23392017, Fax: 011-23392464, email: pshealth@nic.in

 

No. 52/ DGHS/ PH-IV/ COVID-19/ 2020/ prsecyhfw/5738-5837                        Date: 24/04/2020

 

ORDER

Reference are being received in the office of Secretary Health, GNCTD regarding non admission/refusing/ denying treatment in non COVID Government/Private Hospitals to routine & serious patients related to routine maintenance haemodialysis, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic, Neurology, Neuro-surgery, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonary illness etc and other medical ailments on some pretext or the other. Instances have come to notice that patients are being referred to COVID Dedicated hospitals on mere suspicion and without any confirmed report of SARS Cov2 (COVID-19) from non COVID hospitals both in Government and Private sector in-spite of having that facility to treat those patients in their respective hospitals. Sometime non COVID hospitals both in Govt. and private sector are compelling patients to provide COVID-19 negative reports before treatment for illness other than influenza like illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory illness (SARI).

Order dated 17.04.2020 has been issued regarding availability of regular medical services at Non-COVID Hospitals to maintain their full operations for the care of patients and try to accommodate the load of the hospitals which has been declared as COVID Hospitals by Govt. of NCT of Delhi (Annexure-A).

Further, if non COVID hospitals will start referring routine patients on mere suspicion of COVID 19, then in such a scenario all suspected cases will be flooded in tertiary level Dedicated COVID hospitals leading to compromise of serious COVID patients at their end.

Guidelines for COVID testing Centres, COVID Isolation Centres and COVID Health Centres along with protocol for admission of suspected and confirmed cases along with their lists are already being issued vide order No PA/SSII/ 2000/H&FW/SS3HFW/ 47 dated 16.04.2020 (Annexure-B) on the lines of advisory/protocol issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India (Annexure-C) depicting treatment protocol for suspected and confirmed cases in Dedicated COVID Hospitals, Dedicated COVID Health Centres & COVID Care Centres in case need arises if patient is found to be positive during treatment or later on.

In case any patient is detected positive during treatment in non COVID hospital then that hospital needs to follow guidelines dated 20.04.2020 issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India in letter and spirit and all actions to be taken for the patient care, health care workers, institution etc as a organization on detection of suspected/confirmed COVID19 case in a non COVID healthcare facility. Said guidelines are enclosed for ready reference for compliance by all concerned Govt. and private hospitals (AnnxureD)

In view of above, in exercise of the powers conferred by the Delhi Epidemic Diseases COVID19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, to facilitate the treatment COVID19 infected persons at the designated COVID19 hospitals, all MSs/MDs/Directors of Hospitals under GNCTD and in private sector are directed that no patient who is reaching to the non COVID hospitals other than with Corona infection (COVID19) should be denied treatment or admission in hospital. Also, they must ensure that all safety protocols are being followed by their doctors and other health care workers, without fail.

 

(Padmini Singla)
Secretary (Health & FW) 

 

To 

  1. 1. All MSs/MDs/Directors of all GNCTD Hospitals 
  2. 2. All MSs/MDs/Directors/Administrators/CEOs of all Private Hospitals in Delhi 
  3. 3. DGHS, Govt. of NCT of Delhi 

 

No. 52/ DGHS/ PH-IV/ COVID-19/ 2020/ prsecyhfw/5738-5837 Date: 24/04/2020

 

Copy to: 

 

  1. Addl. CS (Home), Govt. of NCT of Delhi 
  2. Pr. Secretary to Hon’ble LG, Delhi 
  3. Pr. Secretary (Revenue), Govt. of NCT of Delhi 
  4. Pr. Secretary (Health & FW/UD), Govt. of NCT of Delhi 
  5. Addl. Secretary to Hon’ble CM, Govt. of NCT of Delhi 
  6. Secretary to Hon’ble Minister of Health, GNCT of Delhi 
  7. All District Magistrates, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. 
  8. OSD to CS, Govt. of NCT of Delhi 
  9. Dr. R.N. Das, MS-NH, DHS 
  10. PA to Spl. Secretary (H&FW) 

 

(Padmini Singla)
Secretary (Health & FW) 

 


                                                                                                                                ANNEXURE-A

GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI
HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT
9th LEVEL, A-WING, DELHI SECRETARIAT, IP ESTATE, NEW DELHI – 110 002
Ph: 011-23392017, Fax: 011-23392464, email: pshealth@nic.in

 

No. 52/ DGHS/ PH-IV/ COVID-19/ 2020/ prsecyhfw/4675-4724                        Date: 17/04/2020

 

ORDER

 

With reference to the Video Conference with Union Health Minister regarding availability of regular medical services at NonCOVID Hospitals, it is reiterated that all MSs/Directors of Hospitals are directed to maintain operation of full at their hospitals and try to accommodate the load of the hospitals which has been declared as COVID Hospitals

No emergency patient who is reaching to the hospitals should be denied treatment. All MSs/Directors of Hospitals are directed to intimate this office Total no. of OPDs attended, Total No. of Emergency patients attended and the Total No. of patients admitted against the full capacity at: specialsechealth@gmail.com by 4pm every day.

 

(Padmini Singla)
Secretary (Health & FW)

 

To 

All MSs/MDs/Directors of all GNCTD Hospitals 

 

No. 52/ DGHS/ PH-IV/ COVID-19/ 2020/ prsecyhfw/4675-4724 Date: 17/04/2020

 

Copy to

  1. 1. Addl. CS (Home), Govt. of NCT of Delhi 
  2. 2. Pr. Secretary to Honble LG, Delhi 
  3. 3. Divisional Commissioner, Delhi 
  4. 4. Pr. Secretary (Health & FW/UD), GNCT of Delhi 
  5. 5. Addl. Secretary to Honble CM, Govt. of NCT of Delhi 
  6. 6. Secretary to Honble Minister of Health, GNCT of Delhi 
  7. 7. OSD to CS, Govt. of NCT of Delhi 

 

(Padmini Singla)
Secretary (Health & FW) 

 

   

                                                                                                                             ANNEXURE-B

GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI
HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT
9th LEVEL, A-WING, DELHI SECRETARIAT, IP ESTATE, NEW DELHI – 110 002

 

F.No. PA/SS-II/2020/ H&FW/ss3hfw/47                                                               Date: 16/04/2020

 

ORDER

TO 

  1. The Divisional Commissioner, 
  2. All DCs, GNCTD 

Sub: Guidelines for COVID Testing Centres, COVID Isolation Centres and COVID Health 

Centres, reg. 

Sir, 

Please find enclosed herewith detailed guidelines for management of suspect/confirmed cases of 

COVID 19 in COVID Testing Centres (CTC), COVID Isolation Centres (CIC) and COVID Health Centres (CHC). 

It is requested that the District Administration may immediately operationalise the CTC and CIC as per the guidelines enclosed. An action taken report, in this regard may kindly be submitted to this 

office. 

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

(Padmini Singla)
Secretary (Health & FW) 

 

Encl. As above

 

Copy for information to

  1. PS To Minister of Health, GNCTD, 
  2. PS to Chief Secretary, GNCTD, 
  3. PS to Addl. Chief Secretary, GNCTD, 
  4. Staff Officer to Commissioner of Police, (Delhi), 
  5. Chairman NDMC, Delhi, 
  6. Commissioners of all MCDs, GNCTD, 
  7. Director, DGHS, GNCTD, 
  8. All MSS/MDs/Principals of the Government Hospitals/ Society Hospitals/Autonomous Bodies under Delhi Government Health and Family Welfare Department, GNCTD 

 

(Padmini Singla)
Secretary (Health & FW) 

 

PDF link to the Guidelines : http://health.delhigovt.nic.in/wps/wcm/connect/2d420d004e15c2b9b6d2f7d194e333e1/Non+COVID+hospitals.PDF?MOD=AJPERES&lmod=-1066015001&CACHEID=2d420d004e15c2b9b6d2f7d194e333e1

 

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